Esports Coaching for Schools and Partners

Esports Coaching
for Schools and Community Partners

Supporting Healthy Play

Connected Camps provides free esports coaching for hundreds of schools and community-based partners across the nation as part of the North American Scholastic Esports Federation. The goal: allow high school students from any walk of life to pursue an interest in esports while also enhancing their skills in leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, mindfulness, and communication. Our coaches are passionate about esports, healthy gaming, and technology. We recruit them from top university programs in computer science, game development, economics, sports performance, and design. Meet them here.

How Our Coaching Program Works

At Connected Camps we understand the unique power of using games to connect youth to deeper social-emotional development. Our coaches are trained to connect their esports skills and interests to larger-scale personal development work with players.

During practice and competitions coaches emphasize the importance of:

Goal Setting
Healthy Gaming Habits
Stress-busting Skills
Relationship Skills

As youth engage with their favorite games, our coaches guide them through warmups, mindfulness exercises, goal setting activities, and reflections on their game play to help them find their strengths, grow as a team, and overcome limitations.

Learn more Join NASEF
about how we are using esports coaching to tap the power of near-peer mentoring here. and become part of our coaching program by clicking here.
We have received past funding for this work from Pivotal Ventures and the Samueli Foundation. If you are interested in learning more about our esports work, please contact Bethany Pyles, Director of Programs.

About Connected Camps

Connected Camps is a not-for-profit organization providing connected learning experiences that foster creativity, problem solving, collaboration and interest-driven learning.

Three girl geeks and learning scientists with a passion for education and the positive potential of technology started Connected Camps in 2015. Since then, our online programs have introduced thousands of kids to coding and design.

Connected Camps’ mission is to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn from one another. Learn more about our organization here.